Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud

In the second part of this year’s trilogy of exhibitions on love, the prints and drawings room exhibits haunting/striking prints by Edvard Munch alongside some etchings by Max Klinger. The great Norwegian admired the work of Klinger, who was a star of the German art scene around 1900 and died a century ago, on 4 July 1920. Both artists portrayed the attraction between men and women many times, particularly the tension between the sexes, which was a theme not only in visual arts, but also literature, music and philosophy around the turn of the century. There is remarkable similarity in the motifs used by Klinger and Munch to represent the ultimately irresolvable drama between men and women.